23 June 2017

A box full of flowers!

Hello you lovely lot and a very happy Friday to you all.  Gosh hasn't the weather been amazing.  I mean it's been a little unbearable to work in but hey you can't have everything I suppose.

So I had an order for a pop-up box and the remit was gardening and wild flowers so this is what I came up with.  

I hunted through my stash as I had no gardening stamps to speak of and found a sheet of Dufex decoupage I'd forgotten I had and used that for the toppers.  I used a mix of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts but instead of using acetate to attach them to the box I used green craft wire to resemble the stems and also it mean't I could bend them into the correct position.


A little section added on the reverse for somewhere to write your greeting.  I toyed with the idea of making a little pocket with pull out tag ... may just do that next time.

Okay folks that all from me today.  I'm off to do a little crafting ... I'm sure I have time to sneak some in before I have to prepare tea!!

Take care and happy crafting.



10 June 2017

Ice Cream Day

Good morning my lovelies and we've woken up to a gloriously beautiful morning here in Bournemouth.  Not sure how long it will last but I'm determined to make the most of it whilst it does so the washing line will be full of fresh linen dancing in the breeze shortly.
So as I'm waiting for that to finish it's a perfect time to introduce you to my last image of Crafty Sentiments Designs release week ... here is 'Ice cream day' and she's a beauty.

Now I've been wanting to have a go at making one of those pop-up box card makes for a little while and when I saw this image I knew it would be perfect surrounded by lots of yummy ice cream cones and in my eyes it will be New Forest ice cream mmmmmmm it's the best!

Image:  Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Ice cream day'
Medium:  Copics
Papers:  Make & Create 'Whimsical Pastels'
Card stock:  Crafters Companion Centura Pearl 'fresh pink', 'dark chocolate', 'hint of gold'
Dies:  Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', Crafters Companion 'Happy Birthday'

A bit of a side view next.  I made myself an ice cream template in three sizes and used it to cut out some ice creams from Centura Pearl card stock.  The cone I used my score board to make a criss cross pattern and then inked with Tim Holtz walnut stain for some definition.  I did have to use some pink wire to mount them all though as acetate wasn't strong enough  they kept flopping over.   

The close up next.  She really is a cutie and my daughter has already ear marked this one for one of her friends birthdays.


Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13, R20
Hair:  E70, E71, E77
Dress/Shoes:  RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29/E31, E35, E37
Shadow/depth:  BV04, BV29

Okay my lovelies that's all from me today.  Don't forget to hop over to Crafty Sentiments Inspiration blog for some more inspiration from my team mates and the images will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs store from 12th June.  I'm off to hang some washing on the line now and then back for a little colouring I think.

Take care and happy crafting.



Creative Inspirations  -  your favourite things (copics/pearls/stamps)

The Ribbon Girl  -  June card challenge

Let's Craft and Create  -  girls, girls, girls

9 June 2017

Crafty Sentiments Designs release week - Day 4

Hello my lovelies and welcome to day 4 of Crafty Sentiments Designs release week.

So for today I got to play with 'off we go' and again such a versatile image and a handsome little fellow too.  I decided to make a little photo album come scrapbook and he is perfect for the front cover I think.  I chose an American theme as I had these gorgeous papers and elements in my stash for like ever and I will get to go there one day - it's on my 'to do' list so in readiness I made this:-

Image:  Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Off we go'
Medium:  copics
Papers:-  Echo Park (old from stash)

If you look closely you will see that it also has little pull out tabs to journal on.

Last piccie I promise is of the cute little fella himself and as usual I've coloured him with copics (list below).


Face/body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair/Case:  E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Clothes:  B24, B26, B28, B29, B39/R20, R22, R27, R29/BV29
Dog:  E41, E43, E47

Okay folks that's all from me today.  I'll be back tomorrow with my make for Day 5 and don't forget to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational blog to have a gander at my teamies beautiful creations too.

Take care and happy crafting.

7 June 2017

Crafty Sentiments June New Release - Day 2

Good morning my lovelies.  How are you today ... we've woken up to a gloriously beautiful day here (at the moment!) and what a perfect day for sharing my new release creation for Crafty Sentiments Designs.

So I got to play with 'Building a Sand Castle' and here is my card:-

Image:  'Building a sand castle' Crafty Sentiments Designs
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Maya Design
Dies:  Spellbinders 'classic scalloped circle', Crafters Companion Shabby Chic 'antique edge'
Ribbon/twine/embellishments from stash

I didn't have any beach themed papers so just decided to go with sort of beachy colours and I actually rather like how it's turned out.  Let me show you a close up of the cute image:-

Copics list
Face/body:  E000, E11, E21
Hair:  E43, E47, E49
Clothes:  YR00, YR02, YR07, R17/Promarkers Blue Pearl, China Blue
Bucket/Spade:  YR00, YR02, YR07, R17
Sand:  E31, E33, E35
Shadows/depth:  BV00, BV04

Okay that's my sharing of the crafty love for today.  Please do hop over to the blog for some gorgeous inspiration you won't be disappointed.

Take care.

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:-

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

The Ribbon Girl  -  June card challenge

6 June 2017

Crafty Sentiments New Release week

Good morning my lovelies just a quick pop in from me this morning before I nip off to work to give you the heads up that it's June new release week over at Crafty Sentiments Design store here today.

We have some gorgeous images being released this week so why not hop over to the inspiration blog here and see what my fabulous teamies have created with today's images.

Okay that's all from me today (I said it was quick!!) but I'll be back tomorrow to share with you my new release make.

Take care.

18 May 2017

A little fairy love!

Hello and happy Thursday to everyone.  Work has been a bit on the busy side these past few days and I've not had the chance to share anything and I've been itching to.  Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of your crafting.  

Anyway, I have a little time before the troops expect feeding so I'm popping my latest card on my blog.  Now I've had this little stamp sat in my pile for a little while so I thought it was about time I inked her up.  I have a little bit of a soft spot for fairies and this cutie pie is no exception she is just too adorable and a dream to colour up.

Image:  'Dandelion Clock' by LOTV
Sentiments:  LOTV and Papermania
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Make and Create 'Whimsical Pastels'
Dies:  Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', Crafters Companion Shabby Chic 'Antique Edge', 
Die-namics 'Royal Leaves' and Magnolia Doohickey leaf spray
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts and stash
Ribbons/Lace:  Ribbon Girl and stash

Lastly the usual close up of the image.  I've added a little 'Star Dust' Stickles to her wings and the dandelion and tried the 'dotty' background effect which I rather like.

Copics List

Face/Body:  E000, E21, E11, R20
Hair:  E41, E43, E47, E49
Clothes/Shoes:  R81, R83, R85, R39/W0, W1, W3, W5, W7

I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes

Simons Says Stamp  -  a bit of sparkle

Allsorts Challenge  -  ring a ring o' roses

The Ribbon Girl  -  May card challenge

Stamping Sensations  -  butterflies, fairies and fantasy

Okay folks thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care.



6 May 2017

Crafty Sentiments Designs New Release Day 5

Good morning my lovelies and a very happy Saturday to you.  It looks like I have an unexpected day off work so I'm a happy bunny and I'll be able to sneak a little unplanned crafting in today which always makes me happy.

Anyway, it's Day 5 of Crafty Sentiments Designs new release and have you seen all the gorgeousness available.  If not you should really check them out on the blog HERE for some fabulous inspiration and they can be purchased from the store HERE.  So for today's release I got to play with 'Basket of Flowers' and boy he's just adorable and a real pleasure to colour up.

Medium:  copics
Papers:  'Trendy Blue Lifestyle' by Craft Sensations
Twine, buttons and charm from stash

Time for the usual close up piccie.  I really do think he is adorable and perfect for so many occassions.

Copics List
Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, W3
Hair/Basket/Shoes:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Clothes:  B91, B93, B97, B99, B39/W0, W1, W3, W5
Flowers: B24, B28, B29/E50, E53, E13/YG11, YG13, YG63, YG67

Before I go I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  blooms & bows

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes

Okay that's all from me today.  I'm off to do some laundry and get that on the line and then I'll probably sneak back into my craft room lol!

Take care and happy crafting.


3 May 2017

Crafty Sentiments Designs New Release Day 2

Hello my lovelies thank you for dropping by and I do so hope you are all well.

I have some fantastic news to share with you today and that is I was lucky enough to make the Crafty Sentiments Design Team after their recent DT call.  I am super excited to get to work with such gorgeous images and such a talented team and would like to say thank you to them for the opportunity. 

Now they have some new releases this week and I get to share with you my creation for Day 2 of their new release.  So this is 'Mirror & Feather' and isn't she just the sweetest.

Medium:  copics
Papers:  Craft Sensations 'Sweet Garden Roses'
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts and stash

Now if you have all fallen in love with this cutie pie just like I have she will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs Shop HERE from 8th May.

Thank you for stopping by.

Take care,

20 April 2017

Spring Bringer

Hello my lovelies and a very happy Thursday to you.  I hope you are all well.  We are still on Easter break here for the kiddies so all routine has left the building but normality will return on Monday when they go back.

I have a shaped card to share with you today and I decided to ink up the adorable 'Spring Bringer' by Wee Stamps and when I started this card it was a beautiful spring day but you wouldn't think so as I sit and type as it's turned a little on the cold side again.  Good old British weather you never quite know what you're going to get no matter what time of year it is really!

So anyways I'll stop rambling on and show you my make.  I used a set of Crafters Companion Create-a-Card 'Emma' dies for my shape and layers and used Kraft card as the bases.  I'd forgotten how much I love to work with Kraft so that's not going to get put away any time soon.

Image:  'Spring Bringer' by Wee Stamps
Sentiment:  Whimsy Stamps 'Mini Chalkboard' sentiments
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Memory Box 'Minuet'
Card stock:  Crafters Companion Kraft card and Neenah Classic Crest
Dies:  Crafters Companion Create-a-Card 'Emma', Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', Marianne Design Creatables
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon/Twine from stash

And last piccie I promise is a close-up of the image and she really is a cutie pie.

Copic list

Face/Body:  E50, E51, E11, R20
Hair:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Clothes:  BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78/YG11, YG13, YG63, YG67/W00
W0, W1, W2, W3, W5
Flowers:  YG00, YG23, G28/R32, R35, R37, R59

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  one for the girls

Simon Says Stamp  -  showers and/or flowers

Cute Card Thursday  -  birthdays 

The Ribbon Girl  -  use any image challenge

Okay that's my fly by for today.  I'm off to stick kettle on for a coffee and hopefully sneak some colouring in before hubby walks in and I have to look all busy and housewifely.  In my defence I have worked my way through my washing and ironing pile, the hoover has made contact with the floor briefly today and you can't quite write your name in the dust yet so that can wait till tomorrow.

Take care and happy crafting. 


14 April 2017

'I Do'

Hello folks and a very happy Good Friday to you.  A real quick fly in by me today to share my latest before everyone gets back.  I should be doing chores but oh well!

So what am I sharing today? Today's make is a wedding card although I don't have a wedding to attend I just wanted to colour up this beautiful image so thought why not someone's going to need a card at some point.  I adore this image it's from Wee Stamps and is called 'I Do' and it's lovely to colour up and I couldn't resist adding some Stickles to her dress .. it was a must really.

Image:  Wee Stamps 'I Do'
Medium:  copics
Papers/card:  DCWV Luxury Stack, Crafters Companion Centura Pearl
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts and stash

A close up of the image next.  I think you can just about make out the Stickles on the dress and I've had a play with some Frantage around the edges too and I'm rather taken with the stuff.

Copics List

Face/Body:  E50, E51, E21, E11, R20
Hair:  E43, E47, E49
Clothes/Flowers:  R32, R35, R37, R59/W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7/100
YR23, Y28/YG23, YG63, YG67

Challenges I would like to enter:-

The Ribbon Girl  -  anything goes card challenge

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes 

Right I'm off to make it look like I've done some housework and then I'm going to sneak back in my craft room and colour some more!

I hope you all have a lovely Easter and get to enjoy some crafting fun.

Take care.

8 April 2017

'Story Teller'

Happy Saturday afternoon folks.  It's an absolutely gorgeous day here.  Hubby's cut the lawns and I've got the washing out and some chores done so now I get to pop in and share with you my latest creation.  

I sat and coloured a Sugar Nellie image the other day just for fun and decided to make it up into another frame this time for my other niece.  Really pleased with how it turned out.  I have added lots of Stickles on the flowers and wings, the papers also have glittered accents not that my terrible photography picks it up though, but it looks lovely in real life! 

Image:  Sugar Nellie 'Story Teller' digi
Medium:  copics
Papers:  old My Mind's Eye 'Penny Lane'
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  The Ribbon Girl
Stickles 'Diamond' (on flowers/wings)
Pearls/twine from stash

Copics used

Face/Body:  E11, E50, E51, E21, R20
Hair:  E43, E47, E49
Clothes/Flowers:  R81, R83, R85, R39/BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Toadstools:  W1, W2, W3, W5, W7
Grass:  YG00, YG03, YG67

I would like to enter my frame into the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  Spring Spectacular

Allsorts Challenge:  Bring on the Bling (Diamond Stickles on flowers and wings)

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes

Let's Craft and Create  -  Easter/April Showers/Spring

Okay that's all from me today.  I've got another image all printed out and ready to be coloured so I'm off for a little colouring therapy.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get to enjoy a little craftiness.

Take care